Kaz Hayashi - Pro Wrestler Profile
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On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Kaz Hayashi, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

Kazuhiro Hayashi (林 和広) was born in Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan on May 18, 1973, and he is currently 51 years old.

He is currently a Wrestler and Coach, working for AJPW and Independent promotions, under the ring name of Kaz Hayashi.

Currently, he is a member of the team of Coelacanths (with CIMA and Minoru Tanaka).

He was the former President of Wrestle-1.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Kazuhiro Hayashi (林 和広)
  • Ring Names
    • Kaz Hayashi ( December 17, 2007 - Present)
    • Shiryu ( June 20, 2008 - Present)
    • Miguel Hayashi Jr. ( March 12, 2007 - December 16, 2007)
    • Kaz Hayashi ( February 23, 1998 - March 11, 2007)
    • Shiryu ( November 2, 2003 - December 31, 2006)
    • Kaz ( March 6, 2000 - July 25, 2000)
    • El Gringo ( November 16, 1998 - November 16, 1998)
    • Shiryu ( November 19, 1992 - May 16, 1998)
  • Born May 18, 1973 (age 51)
  • Nationality Nationality: JapanJapan
  • Birth Place Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Billed From
    • Tokyo, Japan
  • Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
  • Weight
    • 183 lbs (83 kg)
  • Nicknames Kazanova; The Kazmaster
  • Notes He was the former President of Wrestle-1.

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( November 19, 1992 - Present)
    • Coach ( January 1, 2005 - Present)
    • Commentator ( December 10, 2020 - May 18, 2022)
    • President ( March 27, 2017 - April 1, 2020)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW December 25, 2022 Present
    Promotion INDY December 25, 2010 Present
    Promotion Pro Wrestling NOAHNOAH June 10, 2020 December 29, 2020
    Promotion Wrestle-1WRESTLE 1 July 10, 2013 April 1, 2020
    Promotion DDT Pro-WrestlingDDT June 25, 2017 August 20, 2017
    Promotion Pro Wrestling Zero1ZERO1 May 6, 2014 June 29, 2015
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW March 23, 2002 June 30, 2013
    Promotion INDY November 8, 2002 October 5, 2008
    Promotion HustleHUSTLE January 4, 2004 November 3, 2005
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW February 22, 1998 March 26, 2001
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight May 16, 1998 June 5, 1998
    Promotion Michinoku Pro WrestlingMICHINOKU March 16, 1993 March 20, 1997
    Promotion BattlARTSBATTLARTS January 21, 1997 January 21, 1997
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Heel June 10, 2020 December 29, 2020
    Tweener March 23, 2002 April 1, 2020
    Heel March 1, 2000 March 26, 2001
    Tweener February 23, 1998 February 28, 2000
    Heel September 15, 1994 February 22, 1998
    Face November 19, 1992 September 14, 1994
  • Show Card Position
    StatusDetailsfromto
    Low Card February 22, 1998 March 26, 2001
  • Images History
    Jan 2022
    Jan 2022
    Oct 2020
    Oct 2020
    Mar 2017
    Mar 2017
    Jul 2013
    Jul 2013
    Jan 2011
    Jan 2011
    Mar 2007
    Mar 2007
    Jan 2006
    Jan 2006
    Jan 2005
    Jan 2005
    Jan 2004
    Jan 2004
    Jan 2003
    Jan 2003
    Mar 2002
    Mar 2002
    Mar 2000
    Mar 2000
    Feb 1998
    Feb 1998
    Nov 1992
    Nov 1992

  • Finishers
    • Power Plant - Wrist-clutch Over-the-shoulder Back-to-belly Piledriver ( February 6, 2009 - Present)
    • WA4 - Over-the-shoulder Back-to-belly Piledriver ( February 6, 2009 - Present)
    • Final Cut - Spinning Headlock Elbow drop ( November 19, 1992 - Present)
    • Crunch Loop - Reverse Figure-four Leglock ( November 19, 1992 - Present)
    • Dragon Suplex ( November 19, 1992 - Present)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song “Kazutamashi (Vocal Version)” by Kotani Kinya - AJPW - Single
    • Theme Song “Kazutamashi” by Kotani Kinya - AJPW - Single
    • Theme Song “Hold Out” by Osamu Suzuki - AJPW - Single
    • Theme Song “Shiita” by Laputa - AJPW - Single
    • Theme Song “My Heart Will Go On (Tony Moran Mix)” by Céline Dion - Hustle - Single ( April 8, 2004 - November 3, 2005)
    • Theme Song “The Ying-Yang's (w/ Gong SFX)” by Jimmy Hart & Howard Helm - with the Jung Dragons - Team ( January 24, 2001 - March 26, 2001)
    • Theme Song “Temple of the Dragon” by Paul Greedus - Single ( September 12, 1999 - March 26, 2001)
    • Theme Song “Tokyo Takeaway” by Hans Engstrom & Paul Osbourne - Single ( February 23, 1998 - September 11, 1999)
    • Theme Song “Hyperdrive” by George Teren & Randy Wachtler - Single ( November 16, 1998 - November 16, 1998)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • All Japan Pro Wrestling

    • 1 All Asia Tag Team Championship (with The Great Kosuke)
    • 2 World Junior Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 World Tag Team Championship (with Satoshi Kojima)

    Gleat

    • 1 G-Infinity Championship

    Kaientai Dojo

    • 1 Strongest-K Championship

    Michinoku Pro Wrestling

    • 1 Central American Middleweight Championship

    Pro Wrestling ZERO1-Max

    • 1 NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Championship (with Leonardo Spanky)

    Tokyo Gurentai

    • 1 Tokyo Intercontinental Tag Team Championship (with Dick Togo)
    • 1 Tokyo World Heavyweight Championship

    Wrestle-1

    • 1 Wrestle-1 Championship
    • 3 UWA World Trios Championship (1 with Minoru Tanaka & Tajiri, 1 with Masayuki Kono & Shuji Kondo, 1 with Manabu Soya & Shuji Kondo)
    • 3 Wrestle-1 Tag Team Championship (2 with Shuji Kondo, 1 with Kotaro Suzuki)
  • Other Accomplishments
    • AJPW Junior League Winner (2006)
    • AJPW Junior Tag League Winner (2011 - with KAI; 2012 - with Shoji Kondo)
    • AJPW World’s Strongest Junior Determination League Winner (2003 - with Satoshi Kojima)
    • AJPW Giant Baba Six Man Cup Winner (2002 - with Keiji Mutoh & George Hines)
    • AJPW January 3 Korakuen Hall Junior Heavyweight Battle Royal Winner (2004, 2008)
    • Wrestle-1 Tag League Greatest Winner (2014 - with Shuji Kondo)
    • Tokyo Sports Technique Award (2010)
    • 55° in PWI 500 (2006)

Relations

  • Tag Teams & Stables
    • Coelacanths - CIMA, Minoru Tanaka ( October 23, 2021 - Present)
    • Sugiura-gun - Hideki Suzuki, Kazuyuki Fujita, René Duprée, Kendo Kashin , Takashi Sugiura, Kazushi Sakuraba, El Hijo de Dr. Wagner Jr., Nosawa Rongai, Kazunari Murakami, Daisuke Nakamura ( June 10, 2020 - December 29, 2020)
    • Team 246 - Shuji Kondo ( May 4, 2012 - October 9, 2015)
    • The Last Revolution - Masahiro Chono, Joe Doering , Suwama, Shuji Kondo, Yasufumi Nakanoue ( March 23, 2013 - June 30, 2013)
    • Kaz Hayashi and Shuji Kondo - Shuji Kondo ( April 17, 2009 - May 3, 2012)
    • Team Destruction - Suwama, Shuji Kondo, Takumi Soya ( April 22, 2012 - October 7, 2012)
    • KojiKazu - Satoshi Kojima ( October 6, 2002 - May 22, 2010)
    • Kaz Hayashi & El Samurai - El Samurai ( March 12, 2008 - August 21, 2008)
    • Mexico Amigos - TAKA Michinoku , EL NOSAWA Mendoza, Ray Minoru ( March 12, 2007 - December 16, 2007)
    • Jimmy Yang and Kaz Hayashi - Jimmy Wang Yang / Akio ( September 2, 2001 - July 19, 2003)
    • The Jung Dragons - Jamie Noble, Jimmy Wang Yang / Akio , Leia Meow ( March 1, 2000 - March 26, 2001)
    • Kaientai DX - Dick Togo, Funaki, TAKA Michinoku , Terry Boy/Men’s Teioh, Hanzo Nakajima, Super Boy ( August 13, 1996 - March 20, 1997)
    • Kaientai - Dick Togo, Funaki, TAKA Michinoku , Terry Boy/Men’s Teioh ( September 15, 1994 - August 12, 1996)

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